Art Basel’s domination has some artists worried

With Art Basel now underway in Switzerland and also a fixture in Miami and Hong Kong, some feel the art fair’s massive global presence is endangering local markets. (SRF,

This content was published on June 14, 2017 - 19:00

The three main Art Basel venues and their many fringe events are known for defining trends in the global art market. 

"Art Basel today is a constant presence in the art world," says its director Marc Spiegler. 

It's especially growing in Asia, where 70,000 people visited the Hong Kong event this year, a new record. But not all artists can afford to be part of the ever-more-influential Art Basel scene.

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